|Forum topic by skeemer||posted 03-12-2012 12:29 PM||1528 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
03-12-2012 12:29 PM
I recently bought my first waterstone after giving the scary sharp method a try and not finding it to my liking. I purchased a 1000/4000 combination stone from Norton and gave it a try yesterday and was quite pleased with the results so far. I now plan to buy a 220 grit and down the road the 8000 grit (will continue to use 2000 sandpaper for final finish for now, the 8000 is expensive!).
Couple questions on care and use:
1. Should I store these in a bucket of water when not in use? Or let them dry out and then resoak for the next use?
2. If I do soak it in water, do I run the risk of cross contamination of grits? Should they be in separate buckets?
3. Should I be cleaning the slurry off as I go, or just let it work it’s way off on it’s own?
4. Should I keep a film of water on the surface during use, or just let the water come up through the stone?
Thanks a million!